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Salty words

While eating my lunch today, I overheard a conversation that broke my heart. A group of friends were discussing youth groups and church attendance, when one of them said, “I quit going to church in ninth grade, when my youth … Continue reading

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GRIT

The idea of grit used to bring to mind John Wayne and his no-nonsense-take-no-prisoners attitude. Lately, the word grit has been used to describe tenacity in students and their ability to keep working even when it’s difficult. For me, grit … Continue reading

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And…yet

Thanksgiving is a gateway holiday for me. It marks the beginning of a season of hope, wonder, joy, celebrating with family, rich foods, sweet moments, and new memories. I love November and December with their changing weather, slower paces, and … Continue reading

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The waiting….

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations (Psalm 67:1-2). We live in a home without a television due … Continue reading

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Memories

During the holidays we were allowed to sit in my grandmother’s front room, but we had to be careful since most of her antiques were displayed there. To keep busy, we often looked through the photo albums she had on … Continue reading

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Pins and things

I enjoy the craft sites which give ideas for the house, children, and gardens. I can daydream about the ways I could decorate my farmhouse, learn how to care for my goats, how to use regular household items to clean … Continue reading

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Lessons from the scarecrow

Throughout The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, the Scarecrow is seen as a simpleton character. Literally lacking the brain power needed to function as a human. He sees himself as “less than” valuable. Sure the Tin Woodman … Continue reading

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Tracking

We have two dogs, Jack and Sam, six month old Great Pyrenees/ Labrador mix puppies. They are wonderful, loyal, energetic, and occasionally frustrating. We have an electric fence up to keep the goats out of the corn fields. The past … Continue reading

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Not the greatest

There are days when it would seem that Murphy is trying to make all the laws, especially the original, “What can go wrong, will go wrong,” be applicable. It can challenge a person who would rather be cheerful and joyful … Continue reading

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Outside looking in

A friend and I have been discussing a contemporary classic novel often assigned to middle school-aged children. We’ve touched on how the themes and characters were developed, how those themes and storylines would be understood by the younger reader, and … Continue reading

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